How to adopt

We have cats ranging in ages from 6 months upwards. They are vet checked, desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, and regularly treated for worms and fleas.

If you want to discuss the process to adopt a cat from Cats Protection Wellington, please call 04 389 9668 and talk to our staff. If you need to leave a message, we'll get back to you as soon as possible. You can also email us at

Kingston Shelter

The Kingston shelter is located at 29 Vancouver Street, Kingston, Wellington. We're open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm – 4pm, but you do need an appointment to visit.

We have lots of cats to choose from so give yourself plenty of time. You may be making a 10 to 20 year commitment so time spent choosing the right pet is very important.

Talk with one of our homing staff about the temperament of the animal you are interested in. We want to make sure that cats will be going to good homes and are well-matched to their new owners.

If you want to adopt and the homing staff is happy that the cat or cats you have chosen are a good match, you will be asked to fill out an adoption form and pay an adoption fee.

The adoption fees are:

  • Single cat $80
  • Pair of cats $120

Payment is cash or EFTPOS.